02 September 1998 -- Wildfires in Idaho and Montana

This 2-image Java applet will take a minute or two to load...

Hold any mouse button down as you move the cursor across the large GOES-8 visible image; the smaller inset window shows the corresponding GOES-8 3.9 micron shortwave IR image. In the visible image, smoke plumes can be seen to fan out to the east and southeast; in the 3.9 micron IR image the fire hot spots appear as warm (dark) pixels. Surface wind barbs (knots) are plotted on the visible image in red, with obstructions to visibility (H=haze, K=smoke) plotted in yellow.

Java applet developed by Tom Whittaker, SSEC / CIMSS

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